Career Resources for Graduate Students

The Center for Career and Professional Development provides a range of services and resources to support graduate students. These include:

  • assessing skills, interests, values, and experiences as they relate to career goals
  • preparing a CV or resume
  • developing interviewing skills
  • finding a professional position or internship
  • expenses associated with career-related activities
  • networking with alumni
  • learning about options in and out of academia

Career Advancement Program:

Do you need money to help with expenses associated with career-related activities such as:

  • travel to present at a professional meeting
  • participation in a non-paying internship
  • clothes for an interview
  • dissertation research

Through a generous gift from the May Company, parent company of Lord & Taylor, current Binghamton students can apply for an interest-free loan of up to $300 for six months. Click here for more information and application.

Quick Reference Guides:

Publications with helpful tips to assist with writing a CV; finding internships and professional positions; cover letter and resume writing; interviewing and much more.

Counseling Assistance:

Professionally trained counselors are available for individual assistance with job search or other career concerns during Counselor-On-Call hours posted on our homepage.


CCPD offers programs throughout the semester to which graduate students are invited. In cooperation with the Graduate School and the Graduate Community of Scholars, CCPD also offers programs to address the needs of graduate students. See the calendar of upcoming programs.

Alumni Association Professional Network:

Through the Binghamton University Alumni Association Professional Network on LinkedIn, you can tap an expansive group of fellow alumni for networking. If you're a current student looking to learn about career fields, expand your professional network, and or improve you job search strategy, we encourage you to join the LinkedIn subgroup specifically for student-to-alumni professional networking. Included in the Student-to-Alumni Professional Network subgroup is a network of Binghamton alumni who have volunteered to be contacted by current students regarding their career. Alumni network volunteers can provide information and assistance whether you are conducting a job search, considering graduate school or contemplating a career change. Although the Network is not an employment or placement program, it is designed to help you connect with alumni and tap their talents and insight.

Job Search:

Numerous resources are available to assist you in writing a resume, vitae, or cover letter and preparing for interviews. Have a draft of your documents reviewed during Counselor-On-Call hours. Attend CCPD events such as the Job & Internship Fair. Employers also provide job and career advice through presentations (check your eRecruiting account for dates/times).


All matriculated graduate students have an account for this web-based system that connects candidates with employers who wish to consider Binghamton University students for jobs and internships. The Office of Financial Aid also posts on and off campus part time jobs on eRecruiting. Login to your eRecruiting account today!

Career Library Resources:

The following is an example of some of the resources you may find helpful in your career research and planning process. This list is far from exhaustive and we encourage you to visit the Career Library located in CCPD South, LSG500 to view our entire selection or search by subject on the CCPD Library database.

  • A Ph.D. is Not Enough: A Guide to Survival in Science
  • Alternative Careers in Science
  • The Academic Job Search Handbook
  • How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae
  • Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, and Activism
  • Careers In International Affairs
  • Careers In Management Consulting: A Complete Guide
  • Crafting Your Research Future: A Guide to Successful Master's and PhD Degrees in Science & Engineering
  • For the Common Good: Internships with America's Social and Community Service Agencies
  • From Student to Professor: Translating a Graduate Degree into a Career in Academia
  • Getting What You Came For; The Smart Students Guide to Earning a Master's or Ph.D.
  • Graduate Student's Guide to Internships & Summer Programs
  • Jobs and Careers with Nonprofit Organizations: Profitable Opportunities with Nonprofits
  • Mastering the Job Market with a Graduate Degree in Sociology
  • MLA Guide to the Job Search
  • Music, Media & Entertainment Industry Internship Guide for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • On the Market: Surviving the Academic Job Search
  • Outside the Ivory Tower, A Guide for Academics Considering Alternative Careers
  • Social Work Career Development: A Handbook for Job Hunting and Career Planning
  • Social work Fields of Practice: Historical Trends, Professional Issues, and Future Opportunities
  • So What Are You Going to Do With That? A Guide to Career Changing for MA's & PhD's
  • Succeeding in Graduate School: The Career Guide for Psychology Students
  • The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers

Last Updated: 8/11/16